Vocalists — Recently Added

Singers we love -- from vintage torch to vocalese to some key talents of the contemporary scene!


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Atlantic (UK), 1975/1977/1978/1979/1980. Used 5CD
Incredible work from Michael Franks – his first five albums for Warner Brothers, all packaged together in one sweet little set! At this point in his career, Franks is almost a whole genre unto itself, one that sets a whole new tone for the male voice in American music! The style here is ... CD
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Page Cavanaugh Is Alive
Dobre, 1978. Very Good+
One of a few very cool sets of vocal jazz recorded by Vegas singer Page Cavanaugh in the late 70s – sung in collaboration with songwriter Michael Cavanaugh (no relation) who glides alongside Page's vocals on most tracks! There's a feel here that's kind of in the Bobby Troup tradition – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Riverside, 1955. Very Good
A beautiful early album from vocalist Barbara Lea – her only session for Riverside, and a date that's a bit leaner lighter than some of her albums for Prestige! The group on here is totally great – the Billy Taylor Trio with bassist Earl May and drummer Percy Brice – augmented by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Billie Holiday On The Air
Totem, 1944/1947/1958. Near Mint-
Rare radio appearances from Lady Day – with 1944 material from New World A Coming, 1947 songs from the Arthur Godfrey Show, and even better work from 1958! LP, Vinyl record album
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MCA (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
A range of unusual performances – with The Skylarks, Four Hits & A Miss, The Day Dreamers, Delta Rhythm Boys, The Four Keys, and Mills Brothers! LP, Vinyl record album
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MCA (Germany), Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint-
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MCA (Germany), 1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
Musicians include Kenny Clarke on drums, Sam The Man Taylor on tenor, and Hank Jones on piano – plus a bit of work from Louis Jordan too! LP, Vinyl record album
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MCA (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
Pre-Verve work from Ella Fitzgerald! LP, Vinyl record album
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Premonition/Mobile Fidelity, 2002. Near Mint-
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Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy
A rare Decca album lead by the smoky vocals of Beverly Kenney – a really unique late 50s/early 60s jazz girl who once worked for the Dorsey brothers, the Count Basie Orchestra and others, and only ever cut a handful of albums under her own name! Sings for Playboys is an intimate, sultry ... CD
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Brasilian Samba
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
The warmth of Brazil meets the cool breeze of Sweden – and the result is an album that's as groovy as groovy can be! The Swedish combo The Gimmicks perform a set of tunes that's very much in the Sergio Mendes/Brasil 66 mode – harmony vocals over the top of bossa arrangements, all ... CD
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Paige Claire
Mercury (Japan), 1971. New Copy
An obscure bit of LA pop from the early 70s – featuring the breathy Paige Claire, a heavenly vocalist with a sound like a porn star! The album's got arrangements by Al Capps and Harry Betts, and kind of an early 70s easy sound to it that works wonderfully with Paige's voice. She's a better ... CD
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A&M (Japan), 1966. New Copy
Fantastically sweet pop from Chris Montez! Chris had a light little voice that was perfect for the A&M Records approach of the 60s – a style that has him singing gently over arrangements that glide and bounce around with ease, sometimes handled by Herb Alpert, in a breezy sunny LA mode ... CD
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Confirmation
East Wind (Japan), 1975. New Copy
One of the hippest 70s albums you could hope to find by Sheila Jordan – originally recorded for the East West label in Japan,! The set features Sheila singing with a small group that includes Norman Marnell on tenor, Alan Pasqua on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums ... CD
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Hey Look At You
East Wind (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A rare early gem from Joe Lee Wilson – the singer who's probably best known to the world for his performances on Archie Shepp's late Impulse recordings. The vibe here is similar to his work on Shepp's albums of the time – but it's also mixed with a hip and mellow approach that has Joe ... CD
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Spring Is Here (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1983. New Copy
Carol Sloane works here with just the piano of Roland Hanna and the bass of George Mraz – a very open setting that really lets her open up on vocals! The album's relatively understated, but at a level that allows Sloane to show a deeply skilled approach to the material – a level of ... CD
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Trio/Muzak (Japan), 1974. New Copy
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... CD
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For Once In My Life
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint-
A record that has a Motown hit for its title, but the album's got a depth that marks Bennett as one of the most complex singers of his generation – way past the broad belter of ballads from the 50s, and an all-adult male vocalist whose sound was essential to the sophistication of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, 1966. Near Mint-
An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lonely Girl
Liberty, 1956. Very Good-
Looking like she does on the cover, it's hard to imagine Julie London being a lonely girl – as she's very seductively posed, with that slinky bare shoulders look that no doubt helped many of her early Liberty sides sell so well! But apart from the cheesecake, the record's one of Julie's ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 30, 2015


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